Article

Recovering the past: the national archives of Zimbabwe and the Central African Film Unit (1948 to 1963)

Citation

Izod J & Mausli T (2021) Recovering the past: the national archives of Zimbabwe and the Central African Film Unit (1948 to 1963). Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, 41 (2), pp. 427-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2021.1921433

Abstract
The National Archives of Zimbabwe possesses a collection of film, approximately 320 hours, mainly produced by the Central African Film Unit (CAFU). An international project aims to digitize this patrimony in order to save it from degradation and loss; to open this content to research; and to enrich collective memory – for the Zimbabwean public, as well as for local and international historians. With this article we explain why it is important to safeguard such content and the lessons learnt during the project.

Journal
Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television: Volume 41, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online31/05/2021
Date accepted by journal06/05/2021
ISSN0143-9685
eISSN1465-3451